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Two juveniles charged in attempted robbery of junior high student

Reynoldsburg police arrested two Baldwin Road Junior High School students Nov. 27 in connection with the robbery of a third juvenile, also a student at Baldwin Road Junior High.

Officers were called to a residence in the 6200 block of Steinway Drive at 3:51 p.m. Nov. 27, where the victim said he had been walking home from school with a friend behind the Baldwin Road Apartments when another student came up behind them, yelled, "Give me all you got!" and fired a pellet gun at the victim when he refused to comply.

The pellet struck the boy at the base of his right ring finger, according to the police report.

The responding officers tracked down the shooter, who is a juvenile, by the victim's description, and charged him with robbery. They also charged another boy, the owner of the pellet gun, with tampering with evidence and obstruction of official business, after he allegedly lied to police about having possession of the pellet gun after the incident.

In other police reports:

* Officers responded to a report of fraud and identity theft at 4:09 p.m. Nov. 28 at a residence in the 6500 block of Roselawn Avenue. The resident told police he had received an email from his credit card company telling him someone had made 22 unauthorized transactions to his account. Loss totaled $3,005.23.

* A man reported the rear driver's side window of his car was broken between 6:45 and 8:30 p.m. Nov. 28 while the vehicle was parked at a business in the 2300 block of Taylor Park Drive. Police said they found pry marks on the outside of the window frame. The stolen items included two laptop computers, a GPS system and other items.

* A resident in the 6700 block of Bordeaux Court reported Nov. 27 that a gun and $600 in cash had been stolen from his house sometime on Nov. 22. He told police the missing gun, a Comanche .357 revolver, and the money were in his bedroom closet. He said he resides with numerous relatives and other people have entered the house recently.

* A woman told police she was shopping between 8 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at a business in the 2700 block of Taylor Road Extension when her purse was stolen from under her coat, which was in a shopping cart. She said her purse contained $180 cash, her cell phone and credit cards.

* A woman told police that $20 in change was missing from her parked car after she left it unlocked between 10:10 and 10:43 a.m. Nov. 26 at a business in the 1600 block of Brice Road. She said the coins were in the center console of her car.

* Officers were dispatched on a shoplifting report at approximately 4:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at a business in the 2700 block of Taylor Road Extension after employees caught a woman concealing 16 unpaid-for items in her purse. The woman admitted the theft to the police and told them she stole the items for her children as Christmas presents. Police said the 16 items included hair bows, video games, candy, a game controller and DVD movies. The items totaled $353.92. Police transported the woman to the police station and charged her with theft.

* A woman reported the rear passenger side window of her 2006 Suzuki Aerio was smashed sometime after 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 while it was parked at a business in 2000 block of Baltimore-Reynoldsburg Road. She said her purse, which contained credit cards and house keys, was stolen from the vehicle.